ZTE, a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has showcased an Android-based smartphone called Skate at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona.
ZTE Skate is expected to cost around Rs 13,000 in markets worldwide, including India. This smartphone is inspired by the design of a skateboard, sports a thin look and weighs 120 grams.
It features a 4.3 inch screen to provide an optimal web surfing experience to consumers. It uses Android 2.3 operating system, an 800 MHz processor and an Adreno 200 graphics processing unit (GPU) to support the widescreen, high definition display.
ZTE Skate also incorporates a 5 mega pixel camera, multimedia Bluetooth extension, A-GPS capability, hardware compass, Wifi and G-sensor.
For the Indian market, ZTE has traditionally focused on low-cost feature phones, which were bundled with different service provider plans; but now the company plans to sell standalone devices.
D K Ghosh, the chairman of ZTE India had earlier said to The Mobile Indian, “We plan to launch mobile phones based on Android operating system in India within a couple of months, without bundling them with any service providers plans.”